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Re: GWorkspace mdextractor problem


From: Enrico Sersale
Subject: Re: GWorkspace mdextractor problem
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2007 02:30:13 +0200
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On 2007-02-10 02:02:46 +0200 Philippe Roussel <address@hidden> wrote:

Hi all

I've just built GNUstep and applications from svn (revision 24494) and now GWorkspace starts mdextractor if it isn't already.

This happens only if indexing is enabled. To enable/disable indexing you must use 
SystemPreferences and select the "Indexing" module; here you can select the 
paths that you want to be included or excluded by mdextractor and if it must be started 
by GWorkspace.

The problem is that mdextrator seems to be a cpu and memory hog :

  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM   TIME COMMAND
30304 philou    25   0  172m  22m 7876 R 86.8  1.5   6:13 mdextractor

Is this normal, should I wait longer for mdextractor to finish its work ?

The first time you run mdextractor it needs to create its database; this means 
that it must extract the contents of all the indexable directories (default 
your home directory and the GNUstep Applications, Headers and Docomentation 
directories). This can take some time...
When the database is created, all the successive work of keeping it updated is 
not cpu intensive.

And on a close enough topic : will MDFinder.app replace GWorkspace actual search tool ?

Perhaps, in the future; for the moment it is a new thing that, besides a good 
name for all the stuff and some icons, needs to be used and tested by the 
GWorkspace users.

Thanks,
Philippe






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